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Audubon looks at the start of the Land and Waters Conservation Fund

As the Great American Outdoors Act approaches the House of Representatives for a vote to permanently and fully fund the LWCF, we take a look back at how it all began


Last updated 7/9/2020 at 12:16pm

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In a short film, Montana Audubon staff recently sat down with Mike Penfold, whose father, Joe Penfold helped craft the LWCF outdoor recreation legislation in 1964 that has benefited communities in Montana and across the United States.

The Great American Outdoors Act was supported by both of Montana’s senators and recently passed legislation that would provide permanent full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund that Joe Penfold helped create 56 years ago. Joe Penfold worked for the Isaak Walton League in the 1940’s and it gave him a lot of opportunity to meet...

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